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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

2020 MLB schedule: The 10 matchups, games and series we want to watch most

There are so many subplots just waiting to be revealed as the new season gets underway, but here are the dates we have circled in red on our baseball-watching calendar:

1. New York Yankees at Washington Nationals (July 23): The official season opener couldn’t be any better. The Yankees get to show off their $324 million ace Gerrit Cole against (most likely) three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the defending World Series champions.

2. Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros (July 28-29). There will be more trash cans than fans in Minute Maid Park for the long-awaited World Series rematch from 2017. Will the Dodgers feel they have some unfinished business to settle after the Astros sign-stealing scandal may have cost them a ring?

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 08, 2020 at 12:46 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 08, 2020 at 02:02 PM (#5961728)
I get the sense that MLB is trying to take advantage of the 60-game season to promote it more like the NFL, with things like this ("The biggest games of the season!"). I think the dominant question all season will be, "Who tested positive for COVID19 today?"

It really is like Oregon Trail - if you can just avoid getting dysentery on the journey, you'll probably win the game.

Indeed, with an increasing belief in the medical community that there is little immunity developed if one contracts this particular virus, you can't even say for sure that the teams with the most players who got the virus already have a competitive advantage.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 08, 2020 at 02:39 PM (#5961747)
Not many mid-week day games this season, presumably due to decreased travel eliminating the need for early starts on getaway days, as well as the desire to maximize TV ratings. Quite a few teams opted to start games at 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM, which may make it easier for young kids to see the whole game.
   3. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 08, 2020 at 03:16 PM (#5961757)
It really is like Oregon Trail - if you can just avoid getting dysentery on the journey, you'll probably win the game.

BANDITS ATTACK! TYPE BANG

?BNAG
   4. JRVJ Posted: July 08, 2020 at 03:49 PM (#5961764)
Indeed, with an increasing belief in the medical community that there is little immunity developed if one contracts this particular virus....


This is very hotly contested at the time.

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